Determinants of eco entrepreneurial intention among students: A case study of University students in Ilorin and Malete
The study of what determines eco-entrepreneurial intention is still at its nascent stage, especially in the developing countries. This study, therefore, investigated the determinants of eco-entrepreneurial intention among University students in Ilorin and Malete. Descriptive survey research design using structured questionnaires to collect information from target respondents was adopted for the study. The information sourced covered personality, situational characteristics and environmental consciousness of the respondents. The data collected from the survey were analyzed using the regression method. Findings from the study show that attributes such as self-efficacy, environmental concern and perceived support have significant positive effect on entrepreneurial intention among students, while experience and entrepreneurial education do not have significant impact on entrepreneurship intention. Perceived barrier, on the other hand, significantly deter entrepreneurial intention among student. There is, therefore, need for the government at all tiers to organize entrepreneurial improvement programmes which will include self-efficacy intervention capable of enhancing entrepreneurial behaviour, environmental sustainability and infrastructural development.
Key Words: Entrepreneur, Intention, Environment, Self-efficacy, Sustainability, Behaviour